Alert Cops at special checking point seizes 28 kg of Charas

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Driver among 2 nabbed by Samba Police for smuggling contraband to New Delhi

Rishi Khajuria
Samba, April 12: A driver and his helper were today arrested with contraband of charas in Samba district while they were smuggling the drugs to New Delhi in a truck.
“A special check point was laid at Mansar Morh, Samba this evening and a truck (JK-22/6863) on way from Srinagar to Delhi was intercepted,” police spokesman here said.
He said that during frisking of the vehicle, 28-kg of charas was seized and the driver identified as Junaid Ahmad Najar, resident of Thairen, Tehsil Imam Sahab, District Shopian was arrested on the spot.
He said that the contraband consignment of charas, hidden in a conceal box, along with truck was seized on the spot while his associate namely Ishfaq Ahmad Lone of Heraporan Shopian were also arrested.
The arrests were made as a part of the continuous drive against the menace of the drugs launched by District Police.
Senior Superintendent of Police Samba Anil Magotra said that a joint naka of district police Samba and SOG headed by Vinay Kumar, SP and P K Mengi Dy.SP (Samba) alongwith SHO P/S Samba as well as IC PP Sidco was established at Mansar Morh when the vehicle was intercepted.
A case under FIR no 76/2017 U/S 8/20 NDPS Act has been registered at P/S Samba and investigation is taken up.
“Fighting against the drug menace is moral duty of the police department because the social crime had ruined many youth and their future,” said a police official.
He asserted that huge quantity of drugs is being seized on routine basis from different parts of the state, which clearly shows that the drug mafia on large scale in operational across the region.
“Not only police but the civil society members can also help us in preventing to spread the menace besides acting and ear and nose of the police department in providing vital information of suspicious elements indulging in drug abuse,” said the police official.

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